ESSR 2018

ESSR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
June 13-16; Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Welcome Words from the ESSR 2018 Congress President

Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the ESSR, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of our society, to be held June 13-
16, 2018, in Amsterdam. The congress venue will be the Krasnapolski hotel, which is located in the very heart of the city.
The purpose of this meeting is to refresh your knowledge and get updated on the latest advances in modern musculoskeletal radiology focussed on the theme “Muscle and Nerve”. I am grateful a faculty of world renowned speakers has accepted the invitation to participate.

You will have the opportunity to get started with MSK ultrasound of the shoulder or increase your skills in the dedicated workshop on nerves or attend the ultrasound masterclass. The program includes refresher courses as well as scientific sessions and electronic posters on all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging. The multidisciplinary approach of our profession is highlighted by the contribution of clinicians in a webinar with rheumatologists, the EULAR, a workshop on the early detection of spondyloarthritis as well as a combined session on “What the clinician needs to know”. In a technology session and a lunch meeting on low dose and whole body CT, you will be updated in the dynamic field of MSK radiology. Finally you can test your skills in the famous quiz with prizes at the end of the meeting.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to all colleagues on the ESSR committees and subcommittees, as well as the local and international board members, for their support in organising the meeting. Congress participants will be welcomed on Friday at the welcome reception, and the gala dinner in museum Hermitage on Saturday will round off the annual meeting. Needless to say the lively city of Amsterdam will highlight your stay.
This ESSR meeting will advance the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience by bringing together physicians
and professional staff from all over the world.

I am looking forward to an interesting and inspiring meeting and I am sure you will enjoy your participation!
Monique Reijnierse
Congress President 2018


June 13-14: Ultrasound Workshops
Workshop will be organised by the ESSR Ultrasound Subcommittee in cooperation with the Local Organising Committee.
June 13: Ultrasound Workshop – Resident Day
June 14: Ultrasound Workshop – Masterclass on Nerves

June 15-16: Annual Scientific Meeting
The congress programme will offer scientific sessions and educational lectures presented in parallel sessions allowing delegates to put together a program best suited to their needs. This year the theme will be “Muscle and Nerve” and one of the lecture streams will be based entirely round these topics allowing an in depth presentation. The second lecture stream will cover a wide range of themes in MSK radiology, such as Sports, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Pediatric, Tumours and Imaging Guided Interventions.

NEW June 16: MRI Workshop in Spondyloarthritis: An Adventure in Experiential Learning
Objectives of this workshop
•    Recognize the spectrum of MRI features observed in SpA, especially in early disease
•    Understand the advantages of using MRI compared to other imaging modalities e.g. radiography
•    Be familiar with the language of MRI in SpA and its and preferred terminology
•    Understand key clinical scenarios where MRI may change the management of patients with SpA and thereby address the unmet needs of rheumatologists.


Local Organising Committee – the Netherlands
Monique Reijnierse (Congress President)
Miraude Adriaensen
Bouke Boden
Rosalie Derks
Mies Korteweg
Edwin Oei
Inge Reidsma
Henk-Jan van der Woude

Congress Venue
Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
The hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s characteristic historical centre with a view of the Royal Palace. Trendsetting shopping streets are around the corner, as well as the Royal Palace, museums like Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam Central Station is at seven minutes walking distance, and bus and tram stops are just around the corner.
Hotel Website
>Station Amsterdam Central 0,7 km
>Airport Schiphol 15 km

Flyers/Posters 2018
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